Julianne Lu, MA, LMHCA

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I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington (MC60328203.) I am also a counselor in a Montessori school and a board member of Washington State Association for Play Therapy.  As a therapist with experience in a variety of settings and a parent myself, I understand the challenge parents face in finding the right guidance for their child.

I work with children 3 to 18 and their families.  I encourage parents to work with me and their children through family therapy sessions.  Parents often find it helpful and are surprised at how family therapy can bring them profound insight into their child.

PHILOSOPHY

“Behavior is one of the ways that human beings communicate their emotions, especially for children who have not developed their full cognitive potential and vocabulary to express their overwhelming feelings.  They start to become needy or aggressive, have trouble concentrating, and develop problems with sleeping and appetite.  In contrast, when children are guided through confusing situations and feelings, they start gaining the motivation and energy to enjoy their academic, family, and social life.”         

             - Julianne

My practice emphasizes existential and humanistic approaches. I believe that each child brings unique strengths and challenges into the therapy session by him/herself, even if he/she is not able to state them explicitly. I utilize play therapy, sand tray therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to augment this philosophy, and depending on each child’s needs, he/she will receive a unique, individual treatment plan.

SERVICES

I provide a safe and professional environment for children, and accompany them in discovering deep emotional needs, understanding the sources of their stresses, and learning new coping skills. I believe that counseling is the process of self-identification for a child. It is my passion to facilitate children in developing a balanced relationship with themselves, and for them to thrive in their academic, family and social life.   

I CAN HELP WITH

  • Low motivation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment issue
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Stress management
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Anxiety issues
  • Divorce reactions
  • Communication issues
  • Aggressive behavior



Julianne Lu Reaches

Redmond WA